Just a quick word before I hit the road this morning.

 It seems that everywhere  I went yesterday, people were complaining.  They complained about the weather, work, life, the kids, and the examples go on and on and on. Now, I  know we all have our moments, so please don’t get overly spiritual here.  Everyone complains at some point or another. My goal is not to debate or condemn, but to  remind that the habit of complaining can affect your spiritual growth. 

Complaining occurs because we want things our way. Now I am not suggesting that you stop looking to improve or grow into new situations.  I  am simply making the point that complaining isn’t the key to growth and change.  Complaining drains you and causes you to lose focus.  Complaining causes others to avoid you unless of course, they are  complainers too.  Complaining can actually cause you to miss out on the promises of God.  When  you complain, it shifts your focus from God to you or your problem.  It starts to eat away at your faith.  Complaining is destructive. In fact, when  you complain  you look just like everybody else in the world.   As believers this should not be so.  We must in fact recognize that God is in control of every part of our lives.  He knows the situations we face and he wants us to look to him.   Today, decide that you will not allow that destruction to have its way in your life. Follow the Word of the  Lord:   “Do all things without complaining or arguing that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15.